We’ve reported here that the netroots believe Hillary and Diebold stole the New Hampshire primary. Now candidate Dennis Kucinich (who got only about 3% of the vote) is calling for a recount based to the theft theory. From the Associated Press:
In a letter dated Thursday, Kucinich said he does not expect significant changes in his vote total, but wants assurance that “100 percent of the voters had 100 percent of their votes counted.”
Kucinich alluded to online reports alleging disparities around the state between hand-counted ballots, which tended to favor Sen. Barack Obama, and machine-counted ones that tended to favor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He also noted the difference between pre-election polls, which indicated Obama would win, and Clinton’s triumph by a 39 percent to 37 percent margin.
Under New Hampshire law, the person requesting the recount has to pay for it. The Kucinich campaign says it is sending in a check for $2000.
Update – Citizen Brand has a reasoned take on the New Hampshire primary.